Committee Members

Makaela Kingsley

Director
Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Makaela Kingsley, as director of Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and a mom of two young kids, believes that when young people learn to think like entrepreneurs, they will help their communities thrive. Kingsley teaches courses on social entrepreneurship, including a year-long, project-based program for undergraduate entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and changemakers. A graduate of Wesleyan, Kingsley previously held alumni relations, volunteer management and event planning positions in Wesleyan’s advancement division. She began her career at the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, where she worked in development and public relations. Outside of the Patricelli Center, Kingsley volunteers on the advisory board of the CT Open Communities Alliance, as a coach for AshokaU Commons, as a mentor for the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, and as a judge for Echoing Green and the Grinnell Prize. She lives in Hamden with her husband and children.


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